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The Calcutta Riots on april 26, 1926 between Hindu and Muslims: armoured cars, regulars and auxiliary forces at police headquarters in the Lall Bazaar ready to cope with fresh trouble.

26th April 1926: Troops in a street in north Calcutta where they are restoring order during unrest between Hindus and Muslims. (Photo by Topical Press Agency)

 



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Looks like an Austin.



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I wonder if it's a Peerless? Single rear wheels?

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Peerless didn't go to India. It was proposed to send them there but a demonstration arranged in the UK showed its serious off-road shortcomings. So that must be an Austin.

Crossleys were there too. There's a picture on one of the Bovington display boards of an abandoned burning Crossley in the Calcutta riots. I was struck by the irony that it had been commanded by a Lieutenant Synge..........

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